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Yami Lofvenberg

Director London

Yami Löfvenberg is a multidisciplinary artist and director working between the intersection of movement, theatre and cross arts.

Between making her own work and directing Yami mentor, educate, and delivers workshops across the UK and Internationally.

She likes to devise work with playfulness at the heart and challenge participants to explore a new take on theatre.
Her skill of working with cross-art forms has seen her collaborate with a multitude of diverse artists and organizations throughout her career.

Underpinning her aesthetic is her background, knowledge and love of Hip-Hop Culture and Dance.
Her work is rooted in combining storytelling using character work, comedy, physicality and text, and she is not afraid to push outspokenness and rawness within her and others work.

A motto she goes by is "Let's Edutain"= Educate & Entertain

Her core values and mission is to amplify black voices on and off stage and she often work with subjects such as; social /political structures, equity, intersectional womxn empowerment.


Keen Interest in working with Cross art forms everything from New writing, collaborative devising, Circus, Burlesque, Cabaret, Puppetry, Hip Hop, Dance, Live music, LGBTQ+ positive work.

Credits

ROLE: DIRECTOR

“Afroabelhas Brazil”
Theatre: Tempo festival Brazil
Produced by: The Round house/ Art council Brazil
2019

"Kind of Woman”
Theatre: Camden people theatre
2019

“Starting from scratch”
Theatre: Sadler's Wells
Produced by Breakin’ Convention
2018

ROLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
“Hive City Legacy”
Theatre: Roundhouse, Home, Millennium centre, Circomedia
Created by: Hot brown honey
2018/ 2019

ROLE: MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

Living Newspaper edition 7
Directors: Ola Ince, Philip J Morris, Hamish Pirie
Theatre: Royal Court
2021

“Earth Mettle”
Director: Hamish Pirie
Theatre: Royal Court 2021
2020

"Fuck You Pay Me”
By: Joana Nastari
Directed by: Bethany Pitts
Theatre: The bunker
2019


“Bite your tongue”
Produced by: Talawa Theatre.
Director: Miranda Cromwell
Theatre: Hackney Showrooms
2017

“Boat’,
Produced by: Company three
Director: Ned Glasier & Amy Hodge
Theatre: Battersea Art centre
2017

‘Untitled’
Written by Somalia Seaton
Director Jane Fallowfield
Theatre: Platform Islington
2017

“Second to the right and straight on till morning”
Olympic Opening Ceremony
Director: Danny Boyle
2012

Training

CPD & Courses: -
2021 Directors program /Live Lab The Yard Theatre.
2020 Mentorship I Like Networking.
2020 Mentorship Black womxn in Theatre.
2018 MAKE artists Talawa Theatre company.
2016 Trailblazer Fellow One Dance UK (Dance of the African Diaspora)
2016 Studio First Talawa Theatre company.
2016 Dramaturgy Southeast Dance.
2015 Mentorship Marion North.
2014 Emerging artistic leader State of Emergency.
2013 Future leadership program ABLE.

Experience

2-5 years

Skills

Acting
Choreography
Creative Inclusion Aesthetic
Devising
Languages
Movement Direction
Performance Art
Physical Theatre
Site Responsive/Immersive
Street Theatre
Teaching
Working with disabled adults / children
Working with disabled artists
Working with Young People
Writing

Additional Languages

Fluent in Swedish, Basics in Spanish

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